Dany Laferriere's memoir of the Haiti earthquake, The World Is Moving around Me
, is reviewed by Jeet Heer in the National Post
"By keeping his focus on the heroism and pluck of everyday Haitians, Laferrière has written not only a valuable book but also a necessary one, a slim but potent volume reminding us that the people of Haiti deserve far better than the cards handed to them by fate. Of course, Laferrière is not a policy wonk, so he leaves unanswered the question of how to aid Haiti in the face of a dysfunctional political culture. Still, in a just world, this book will excite renewed passion for helping Haiti and also a large audience for Laferrière himself, a talented writer who deserves a wide readership."
You can read the full review here